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The elective is organized to provide a comprehensive overview of the practice and application of modern diagnostic radiology. The role of the radiologic subspecialties in diagnosis and treatment in both outpatient and inpatient settings is emphasized.
During the two or four-week elective, students rotate through inpatient and outpatient areas of the department, observing and participating in the procedures performed in the subspecialty sections of the department. In these assignments, the student works with the staff radiologist and resident in a one-on-one setting. In addition, students are expected to attend daily departmental and institutional teaching conferences. Rotating students will be asked to give a case-based presentation on a topic of interest near the end of the block.
The rotation includes experience in Ultrasound, CT, MRI, Interventional and Neurointerventional Radiology, Breast Imaging, Pediatric Radiology, Fluoroscopy and plain film interpretation.
Specialized elective month blocks may also be performed in various areas of the department, including Neuroradiology, Interventional Radiology, Abdominal Imaging, or Musculoskeletal Imaging. These electives will be limited to one student per month, and they require approval of the course director.
Please log in to the Visiting Student Learning Opportunities (VSLO) for full details and application process and to view our elective catalog. Electives are approved with a maximum of one 4-week elective rotations and are based on academic merit and availability. Because the selection process is highly competitive, we ask that students please allow a minimum of 8 weeks for proper approval.
Because of our increasing number of affiliate partnerships and the high demand for educational rotations at Ochsner, opportunities for visiting students from nonaffiliated schools may be limited.
Visiting students are responsible for locating and securing their own transportation, housing, and meals during the elective rotation(s).
We recommend that final housing and travel arrangements are deferred until enrollment has been confirmed in the event that we are unable to accommodate a specific course request.
Accepted students will be required to provide a completed Attestation Form signed by an authorized school representative, attesting to the student’s compliance with Ochsner requirements. This form must be submitted before the application can be processed. Students who receive a denied application for not submitting proper documentation cannot reapply for the same dates. The requirements are as follows:
*Additionally, all students must submit proof of malpractice coverage from medical school, with limits of liability of $1,000,000/$3,000,000.
Ochsner Clinic Foundation
Undergraduate Medical Education
1401-A Jefferson Highway
Academic Center, First Floor
New Orleans, LA 70121